Perkins International

Perkins reporter Brian Messenger leans over a table where several students use sewing machines to make placemats.
October 9, 2015
An on-the-ground report from our partners highlights triumphs, challenges of blindness education in Africa.
A Braille Box, SMART Brailler, SmartCane  and Envoy Elite are shown on a yellow background, surrounding the words "2015 TechShare Africa Innovations."
October 7, 2015
Africa Forum’s technology showcase has all the latest advances for people who are blind.
John Price stands next to an African man who is learning how to use a Perkins SMART Brailler
October 6, 2015
Q&A with John Price, who is bringing Perkins Solutions’ innovative technology to Africa Forum.
A large group of students and staff at Institución Sullai in Córdoba dressed in brightly colored outfits and playing drums as they welcomed visitors from Perkins School for the Blind.
October 6, 2015
An eye-opening trip to Argentina reveals how Perkins International’s support has energized blindness education in Córdoba Province. Will the rest of the world follow?
Dave Power stands at a podium at the 6th Africa Forum
October 5, 2015
46 million children with visual impairments deserve a high-quality education, Dave Power tells Africa's largest gathering of blindness advocates.
A mother and her young daughter, wearing a yellow pleated dress, on a makeshift runway at a fashion show. Audience members are seated all around them.
October 2, 2015
Inspired by her daughter, a British mother starts a campaign to put a Perkins SMART Brailler in the hands of every U.K. child who is blind
Martin Kieti
October 1, 2015
A conversation with Martin Kieti
A row of African women in colorful dresses play ensaasi, a percussion instrument made from a gourd.
September 10, 2015
Africa’s premier event for people who are blind is a unique opportunity to be informed and inspired.
Africa Forum keynote speakers Eliya Limbani Nsapato, Ruth L. Okediji and W. Aubrey Webson
August 13, 2015
Leaders in international relations, education, disability advocacy and intellectual property law announced as keynote speakers at October conference in Uganda.
Steve Perreault and Dave Power with the medal and certificate
July 23, 2015
Steve Perreault honored with Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for building Perkins’ programs for children who are blind and deafblind in Latin America


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